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5 Super-Fast Homemade Cranberry Sauces

By on November 24, 2016

Seriously, people. Homemade cranberry sauce is the easiest thing to make on the menu. Yet it’s so pretty, it’ll look like you worked that kitchen hard. It’s travel-friendly, and you can make it days ahead. In fact it’s better when you do. So let’s do this quick, easy, pretty, portable, make-ahead thing.

Photo by Meredith

Fresh Cranberry Sauce
This is as basic as it gets. Cranberries + sugar + water. Put it all in a pot and simmer until you hear the cranberries pop, then keep cooking for a few more minutes until it’s as thick as you like. When you chill it, the sauce will thicken up even more.
prep time 5 min | cook time 15 min

Cranberry Sauce
Basic + orange juice (replaces water). Watch the video to see it all come together.
prep time 5 min | cook time 10 min

Photo by footballgrl16

Can you handle a little fancy? For this next group, prep time is still a mere 5 minutes, but cook time is slightly longer to let the tasty extras do what they do.

Holiday Cranberry Sauce
Basic + cinnamon + cloves + allspice
prep time 5 min | cook time 15 min

Photo by mis7up

Apple Cider Cranberry Sauce
Basic + apple cider (replaces water) + cinnamon + cloves + orange zest
prep time 5 min | cook time 20 min

Photo by bd.weld

Cranberry Raspberry Sauce
Basic + Merlot (replaces water) + raspberries
prep time 5 min | cook time 25 min

Photo by lutzflcat


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